Easy Game for Mullins and Townend at Listowel | Racing News

Easy Game took the measure of Ballyoisin to win the feature Kerry Group Chase and complete a treble for Paul Townend and Willie Mullins on day one of Listowel’s Harvest Festival. The reigning champion jockey and trainer struck again as Grade Two-winning hurdler and chaser Easy Game went one better than his fine second behind stablemate Royal Rendezvous in the Galway Plate. Just a select field of three went to post, and that was reduced to two with a circuit to run when The Storyteller – always off the pace…

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Volcano on Canary Island La Palma erupts, spewing ash and lava into national park

A volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands, has erupted, spewing fountains of lava and ash. It sits in the Cumbre Vieja national park, and had been stable since 1971. The island had been on alert for a possible eruption for the past week – with nearby residents being advised to evacuate. Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres told TVE that no injuries had been reported so far. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Prisoner rights group says CCTV footage risks deletion

by Saman Indrajith The Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners (CPRP) yesterday said that there was a risk of CCTV footage at the Anuradhapura prison being edited or deleted to protect State Minister Lohan Ratwatte. CPRP President Attorney at Law Senaka Perera told the Sunday Island that the CCTV footage contained visuals of Ratwatte and his friends arriving at the prison premises and entering restricted areas. “We have information that they were drunk. He could say that he is an MP and is entitled to visit a prison anytime. There…

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Tottenham 0 – 3 Chelsea

Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger were on target as Chelsea produced a brilliant second-half performance to beat Tottenham 3-0 in #GameZero at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. On a day of emotional tributes to Jimmy Greaves, the Tottenham, Chelsea and England legend who died on Sunday morning, Thomas Tuchel’s side underlined their title credentials in impressive style. Following an even first half in north London, the visitors took charge of the game when Silva headed Marcos Alonso’s corner beyond Hugo Lloris shortly after the break. Tottenham were still reeling…

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Daily COVID cases count climbs to 1,733

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 436 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 1,733. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 504,491. As many as 432,038 recoveries and 12,125 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 60,328 active cases are currently under medical care. Thank you

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Dundee U 1 – 0 Dundee

Ian Harkes’ late strike earned Dundee United a 1-0 victory in the first Dundee derby staged in the top flight since 2016. Chances were few and far between in a tightly contested match but the hosts eventually made the breakthrough with 10 minutes left, ensuring a positive ending to a weekend on which a new statue of the revered former United manager Jim McLean was unveiled at Tannadice. Dundee, who were denied a stoppage-time equaliser when Jordan Marshall’s shot was blocked on the line by Ryan Edwards, are still without…

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Aukus pact delivers France some hard truths

In the short term, it is quite possible that France will seek to punish the UK for its role in the Aukus affair, says Girard, possibly by scaling back the secret nuclear co-operation that forms part of the 2010 Lancaster Accords. There could be fall-out in other areas too, like the control of cross-Channel migrants. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Finance Minister tables 08 proposals limiting expenditure at state institutions

Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa has tabled a Cabinet communique containing 08 proposals slashing expenditure at ministries and state-run institutions, in response to the plummeting government revenue amid the Covid-19 pandemic. These proposals include; Temporary suspension of programs, purchases, constructions, building renovations and upgrades which have not yet commenced, despite grant allocations being approved  Postponement of recruitments to posts for which appointments have not yet been made, despite preliminary work being concluded in recruiting employees  Beneficiary documents under welfare programs be reviewed and restricted to low…

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Watch Bundesliga live: Borussia Dortmund vs 1. FC Union Berlin; Kick-off 4:30pm | Football News

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Borussia Dortmund v 1.FC Union Berlin | 16:30 KO Live action from the Bundesliga as Borussia Dortmund face 1.FC Union Berlin at the Signal Iduna Park. Sky Sports has become the new home of the Bundesliga in the UK and Ireland after winning exclusive rights for the next four seasons. As the home of German top-flight football in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, football fans will be able to tune in to Sky Sports to watch the likes…

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Cumberland Lodge Stakes possibility for Solid Stone | Racing News

Solid Stone could step up to a mile and a half for the Cumberland Lodge Stakes at Ascot following his battling victory at Newbury on Saturday. Connections of the Sir Michael Stoute-trained five-year-old will consider the Group Three contest on October 2 after he knuckled down well to outpoint Foxes Tale by a neck, having made most of the running. It was a second Group Three success in a row for the Saeed Suhail-owned gelding following the Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor last month. “He doesn’t know when to lie…

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“Asian elephant conservation: the long road ahead”

by Nilanga Jayasinghe Asian elephants once ranged from West Asia, through the Indian subcontinent, and all the way north to the Yangtze River in China. Today, there are less than 50,000 wild elephants found in only 13 countries across Asia. Living on the most populous continent on the planet means that Asian elephants face the common threats of habitat loss and resulting human-elephant conflict across their entire range. To prevent further declines, addressing these and other threats are of paramount importance. To further elephant conservation, WWF works in 11 range…

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Watch Bundesliga live: VFB Stuttgart vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen; Kick-off 2:30pm | Football News

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player VFB Stuttgart v Bayer 04 Leverkusen | 14:30 KO Live action from the Bundesliga as VFB Stuttgart face Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Sky Sports has become the new home of the Bundesliga in the UK and Ireland after winning exclusive rights for the next four seasons. As the home of German top-flight football in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, football fans will be able to tune in to Sky Sports to watch the likes of…

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Sunray Major set to run again this season | Racing News

Sunray Major is likely to have a second run before the end of the current campaign following his successful return to action at Chelmsford. As a half-brother to the brilliant miler Kingman, plenty was of course always expected of John and Thady Gosden’s Dubawi colt. He could hardly have been more impressive on his racecourse debut at Newmarket in June of last year, but could then finish only fourth under a penalty a fortnight later on what proved to be his final start as a three-year-old. Sunray Major returned from…

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Morgan Bullock makes professional debut in Riverdance

Morgan Bullock from Richmond, Virginia, has stepped into her dream role with acclaimed Irish dancing show, Riverdance. Days after her lockdown TikTok video went viral, Padraic Moyles, dance director of Riverdance, invited her to join the show. BBC News went to meet her before her performance at Milton Keynes Theatre. Filmed by Alex Stanger. Produced and edited by Claudia Redmond. Source link–!Thank You !–

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The Education Sector in Sri Lanka faces a darkest era in its history: Opposition Leader

The Education Sector in Sri Lanka is facing one of the darkest eras in its history due to the government’s failure of providing solutions to a number of issues including the salary anomalies suffered by school teachers and principals, Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa said in a statement. Due to the government’s failure, children of of the poor communities in Sri Lanka are deprived of the privilege to enjoy free education established in the country for decades, he noted. MIAP …

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